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The Museum of the Basque Country is situated in the Baroque palace of Alegría, rebuilt in 1733. The Provincial Government of Bizkaia acquired the premises in 1982 4nd rehabilitated it as the Museum of the Basque Country. Its mission is to help illustrate the historical, political 4nd cultural significance of the region 4nd explain the principal characteristics of the Basque spiritual community.

The museum is distributed in four floors. The ground floor is devoted to the physical environment, which conditions the country s ways of life. The first floor is given over to the region’s history 4nd the events leading to the current political arrangement. The second 4nd third floors address such important themes as sport, folklore, festivals, music, dance, beliefs 4nd mythology. The top floor also contains an area for temporary exhibitions. If you have an interest in the Basque Country, this is the perfect place for discovering its history.



Adress: Alegria Jauregia. Allendesalazar, 5. 48300 Gernika-Lumo

Telephone: 946 255 451

E-mail: euskalherriamuseoa@bizkaia.eus

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Opening hours


Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-17:00

Sundays: 11:00-15:00

Closed Mondays (except holidays

April- October

  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00h-17:00h
  • Sundays: 11:00h-15:00h
  • Monday: closed


Guided tours for groups (minimum 10 people) by appointment

Workshops for schoolchildren 4nd families

Option to conduct preparatory sessions prior to the visit to the Museum

Variety of activities: conferences, storytelling, concerts, presentations...

Facilities: Accessibility + bicycle parking

Renting of rooms 4nd spaces



General: 3,5 €

Reduced: 2 €

Retired, over 60 years old, under 26 years old, students, persons with functional diversity, unemployed, large families, groups over 10 people 4nd pilgrims

Free entry: on Saturdays

Up to 12 years old, ICOM card, teachers, guides, journalists

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